WO2001047238A3 - Distributed, interactive television program guide; system and method - Google Patents

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WO2001047238A3
WO2001047238A3 PCT/US2000/035152 US0035152W WO0147238A3 WO 2001047238 A3 WO2001047238 A3 WO 2001047238A3 US 0035152 W US0035152 W US 0035152W WO 0147238 A3 WO0147238 A3 WO 0147238A3
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Abstract

In an interactive network-based personal video recording system, a user interface (1) is provided that allows viewers to search a database (7) of program guide information according to program title, indexed program attributes such as actor and director, and key workd. Viewer interaction is by way of a remote control unit (4).
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